#Review #KindleSingle - The Prince and the Pea by Denise Deegan

As heir to the throne, Prince Richard is expected to marry well, and his parents are adamant that only the finest princess will do. But is royal blood really more important than the spark of true love?

His father, the king, has devised his own test of true royalty, inviting the haughtiest heiress for miles around to spend a night at the castle, balanced atop a pile of mattresses concealing a single pea. But even though she passes the test, she is too outraged by sleep deprivation to stay beyond breakfast. Meanwhile Richard can’t stop thinking about Rosie O’Toole, the charming chambermaid who has taught him how to lay a fire and find true meaning in his life . . .

When Rosie is unfairly dismissed and disappears without a trace, Richard is determined to find her. He must bring her back to the castle and reinstate her at once. But as he grows more desperate, Richard realises that he is no longer searching for a chambermaid, but for his one true love.

Just a quick review today, I was delighted to be asked to review this Kindle Single today, many thanks to Denise Deegan for my advance copy received through Netgalley in return for my honest review.
The Prince and the Pea is a short story, based naturally enough on the Princess and the Pea fairy tale (with the search throughout the land perhaps a small nod to Cinderella too!) In this charming retelling, our protagonist is Prince Richard; a poet at heart, Richard isn't worried about whether a princess can feel a pea through a mattress, he's more interested in learning how to set a fire so he can bring warmth to somebody's life.
This is a lovely little story to read aloud, my youngest daughter is almost ten and not really into romantic or princess stories but she enjoyed this and particularly liked the characters taking their destiny into their own hands.
With its familiar premise and the little twists this fairy tale is perfect for a feelgood bedtime story.

The Prince and the Pea is available to buy from Amazon now. Denise Deegan is on Twitter as @denisedeegan and her website is here.

About the Author

 Denise Deegan lives in Dublin with her family where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking and her novels being made into movies. 

Denise has been a nurse, a china restorer, a pharmaceutical sales rep, a public relations officer, an entrepreneur and a college lecturer. Her most difficult job was being a checkout girl, although ultimately this experience did inspire a short story…

Denise writes for both adults and teenagers. Her novels have been published by Penguin, Random House, Hachette and Lake Union Publishing. Writing under the pen name Aimee Alexander, Denise's contemporary family dramas have become international best-sellers on Kindle.